KEROGREEN Winter School:
”Future directions in research on Power-to-X for sustainable chemicals & fuels”
10.-11.2.2022 (online)

KEROGREEN, together with the research projects E-Fuel and BECCU, and the EERA Joint Programme Energy Storage, is preparing an online winter school on 10-11 February 2022.

The event is focused on providing the latest developments on the Power-to-X related technologies and their future directions. Especially concepts aiming at ensuring sustainability will be pointed out. Following topics will be addressed:

  • CO2 capture
  • Electrolysis
  • Co-Electrolysis
  • Plasmolysis
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Fuel synthesis
  • System integration
  • System, process, reactor and kinetic modelling

Beside key note presentations and general presentations of the involved research projects as well as of invited ones, the winter school will give the opportunity to young researchers to present their research activities and results in either short talks or posters. Virtual visits of some of the research institutes are also planned in video sessions.

The target audience are doctoral students, post-docs and researchers in general, who want to learn more about the technologies and research methods and/or current research projects in the Power-to-X field.

A preliminary agenda can be downloaded here.

Event registration can be found from KEROGREEN events webpage:

BECCU-project workshop on 10th of February 2021

BECCU is cooperative project between VTT, Business Finland and stakeholders from various industries. Our target is to perform proof-of-concept for the integrated production of biopower & heat, specialty chemicals and transportation fuels based on utilization of CO2 from biomass operations and hydrogen from water electrolysis or industrial processes. Key stages of the concept will be demonstrated during the project with VTT’s versatile pilot infrastructure.

BECCU workshop agenda 13:00-15:30:

Introduction of the eventJonne Hirvonen /VTT13:00
BECCU overview and cost outlookJanne Kärki /VTT
Company reflectionRasmus Pinomaa /The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
CO2 capture and supplyOnni Linjala /VTT
Company reflectionJouko Putkonen /Kleener Power Solutions
Hydrogen supply for BECCU conceptsMikko Lappalainen /VTT
Conversion of CO2 to light olefinsAki Braunschweiler /VTT
Company reflectionAntti Pohjoranta /Neste
Polyols and end-productsJuha Lehtonen / VTT
Company reflectionSoilikki Kotanen /Kiilto
Market view on CO2 based polymersPauline Ruiz/Nova14:30
Discussion/Q+A – introJonne Hirvonen /VTT
Theme I: End-productsChair: Juha Lehtonen / VTT
Theme II: Processing technologiesChair: Matti Reinikainen / VTT
Theme III: Bio-CO2 capture and hydrogen supplyChair: Timo Leino / VTT
Discussion conclusionsTheme chairs
Event wrap-upJuha Lehtonen / VTT15:30

Presentation slides are now available online 

Working together is the key element of our BECCU project